This fattoush salad recipe is made with a delicious blend of fresh greens, veggies and herbs, crispy toasted pita chips, and a bright and zippy lemon dressing.
Anyone else interested in a big bowl of fresh greens and veggies right now?
Let’s make some fattoush salad! ♡
This classic Middle Eastern salad is one of my all-time faves and always tastes especially delicious this time of year, now that fresh greens, herbs and veggies are starting to come back in season.
While traditional Fattoush salad recipes vary from country to country in the Middle Easter, the signature ingredient here is always the same — leftover pita scraps (or fatteh, which means “crumbs” in Arabic), which are toasted or fried to give this salad its extra-delicious heartiness and crunch. Fattoush is also meant to be a clean-out-the-crisper-drawer sort of situation, typically featuring a base of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, plus any extra veggies that you may have on hand. It’s typically tossed with a simple lemon dressing and tons of fresh mint, whose flavors brighten up this salad beautifully. And finally, it is sprinkled with lots of ground sumac — the traditional red, citrusy, tangy spice that absolutely makes this salad for me.
To me, this fattoush salad recipe tastes like absolute springtime, which is exactly what I’ve been craving lately. So if you’re also ready for a refreshing dose of greens in your life, clean out that crisper drawer and let’s make some fattoush!